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Medieval Paris: A Walking Tour of the Marais

By Eric Jager, author of <i>Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris</i><p>In Paris, you can walk in history’s footsteps: A street …

Who and What I into this Week: A trip to Paris! | Smart Creative Women | Smart Creative Art | by Monica Lee-Henell

I have been wanting to go to Paris for some time now. Somehow I convinced BJ Lantz to ditch her Fall travel plans and to go to Paris with me for my …

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10 best free things to do in Paris

Paris is one of the world's most beautiful cities – and one of the most expensive. So, from the walkway over the city to galleries and fashion shows, we pick the city's best free activities<p>• Is there anything we've missed? Tell us your favourite free things to do in Paris in the comments below<p>Make …

10 of the best spots for culture in Paris

There are good reasons why the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower are respectively the most visited museum and monument in the world. However, we thought we'd go slightly off the beaten tracks and reveal some of Parisians' favourite cultural hotspots. From louche Pigalle to up-and-becoming-groovy rue de …

Hungry in Montmartre? How About Dining in a Grocery?

By all means be a tourist in Montmartre, but don’t eat like one. The sign outside Jeanne B may say “Epicerie,” but this restaurant is no mere grocery store.<p>Have you ever thought about sitting down for dinner in a Paris grocery? Perhaps you should, at least if you take the word “Epicerie” on the …

4 Must-Visit Paris Pâtisseries and 3 Global Shops for French Sweets

Not to be too Proustian, but food, memories, and history are a combination inextricably linked to this French city. Visitors are spoiled with choices …

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Top 10 seafood restaurants in Paris

Ecailler de Bistro<p>If there's no way around the fact that wild seafood – as opposed to farmed – is pricey in Paris, this popular marine bistro run by Gwen Cadoret, part of one of the great oyster-producing families in France, offers superbly fresh shellfish and a simply-prepared catch-of-the-day …

Paris restaurants for a treat

<b>Mariana Thomas writes</b><p>I am planning a special birthday treat, spending a few days in <b>Paris</b>in September with my husband and two sons. Are you able to recommend two or three restaurants offering good food, nice atmosphere and not wildly expensive? I would be willing to pay for something really special, …

How To Eat Like A Local In Paris, According To Actual Parisians

Nobody eats better in a city than the locals. They know where to find the best coffee, because they need it every morning. They know where to find the best late-night grub, because they've been desperate at 2 a.m. after leaving the bar. They know which hole-in-the-wall restaurants are worth …

Nightlife reports: clubbing in Paris

You wouldn't think that a tropical party in a carpark on a Sunday afternoon would represent the nouvelle vague of Parisian clubbing, but if the queue outside <b>Alter Paname -</b> the city's newest alternative venue - is anything to go by, the appetite for all day (and all night) partying in the French …

Where to Find the Perfect Croissants in Paris

As dawn breaks in Paris, doughy smells permeate the air, and locals line up at neighborhood <i>boulangeries</i> for freshly baked croissants to enjoy alongside their morning coffee–and as an afternoon <i>goûter</i>, or snack.<p>These yeast-leavened pastries from Vienna—known there as <i>viennoiserie</i>s—reportedly arrived …

A Famous Paris Museum Without the Crowds

Musée Rodin is a garden oasis in the 7th arrondissement, home to breathtaking art and architecture alike.

The top 4 brasseries in Paris

France in general and Paris more specifically are well-known for their gastronomy. Yet, in the capital of France the choices for finding reasonable …

How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris

By Lily Heise, Condé Nast Traveler<p><b>How to greet someone:</b><p>Start off on the right foot by greeting people with "bonjour" (hello). It's not only polite to do when you're introduced directly to someone, but also when you go into a shop, when you're first approached by a waiter at a restaurant, even when …

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Most Paris numbers start with 01; mobile phone numbers start with 06; numbers beginning 08 are special-rate numbers, ranging from 0800 freephone to premium-rate calls<p><b>Time difference:</b> +1 hourTravelling times: London to Paris by Eurostar takes 2hr 15min. Flying time is about one hour<p>Local laws and …

What hipsters in Paris are playing

Pétanque – the quintessential French outdoor ball game – is traditionally seen as a summertime pastime for older men. But a new festival in Paris is making the sport cool again.<p>Pétanque is traditionally seen as a pastime for older men, often seen tippling the aniseed-flavoured tipple pastis while …

Carving up the City

A reader named Philippa has informed me that the arrondissement system that divides the city is a fairly new element of city geography:<p>The …

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A new tour of Paris focuses on the history and influence of its most famous women

Paris is a perennially intriguing city, home of tumultuous history, tall tales and fascinating figures. One British tour guide, though fascinated by the city, grew tired of talking solely about the men who shaped it. In the absence of a tour dedicated to the women of Paris, she created one …

Revealed: here’s where to get the best baguette in Paris

A bakery in the 13th arrondissement of Paris will be making the daily bread for the Élysée Palace and the new French president Emmanuel Macron after scooping the illustrious annual Grand Prize for the best baguette in the city.<p>Baker Sami Bouattour of Boulangerie Brun saw off competition from almost …

10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

Lunch near Paris’s big draws doesn’t have to be expensive or touristy. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre will reveal a classic bistro, stylish brasserie or locals’ favourite<p>Everyone visiting Paris is likely to end up among the crowds at its most famous sights; the problem that …

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Something for the Kitchen to Remind You of Paris

PARIS — When friends come to Paris and ask what they should buy as gifts to take home, I start with a two-word answer: dish towels.<p>Dish towels are practical, easy to pack, good value and, ideally, made in France. If you’re in Paris on a weekend, start by logging on to vide-greniers.org, which …

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Shopping for secrets: Paris' covered passages exposed

The <i>passages couverts</i> (covered arcades) of Paris are as beautiful as they are enigmatic. Tucked behind decorative archways, the historic shopping passages situated on the Right Bank exude a sense of city life before Baron Haussmann's wrecking ball brought in spacious boulevards.<p>Dating back to the …

12 Essentials to Pack on a Winter Trip to Paris

During winter, Paris is enchanting. Holiday lights line the streets, vendors sell hot wine, kids skate on the rink near city hall and sometimes, snow …

10 Things To Do In Paris | Travel Guide

Walk Down The Seine At Winter Time, Paris

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Your Creative Calendar: 68 Things To Do, See, And Hear This November

Get ready for the return of Bad Moms, Taylor Swift, and Spike Lee’s TV series debut with your Creative Calendar for November.<p>The only thing more depressing than losing post-5 p.m. sunsets for months on end is the tone of some movies released during those months. That’s right: The first weekend in …

4 TED talks that will help you hire the best team

A Google engineer was fired on Monday after writing a 10-page anti-diversity manifesto titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” that criticized the …